School Reading Scheme Overview
In Key Stage 1, the children follow the Read Write Inc programme for Phonics, in line with the National Curriculum, and are taught phonics daily. Phonically regular texts, from this scheme and those building on sight vocabulary, are provided at these early stages so that children have the opportunity to practise and apply their phonic knowledge and skills and their knowledge of common exception words.
As the children’s ability to segment and blend develops, they are presented with a wider range of reading books and will move onto books from the reading schemes, Oxford Reading Tree: Tree Tops and Project X . As fluency and understanding develops further, pupils will move onto a wider range and choice of texts.
In addition to their reading book, pupils are encouraged to choose a library book which they can either read independently or share with an adult.
A wide range of sets of real books, chapter books and other good quality texts are provided both within the school library and from St Helen’s Library Services.
We highly value sharing texts with our children and all classes are read to regularly.